The Mexican Star Quilt Pattern

The Mexican Star quilt block is rather an intricate pattern to piece, but the effect when put together as shown entirely of pieced blocks looks beautiful. If you are a quilt enthusiast, "Mexican Star" will tempt you.

A rather small center, with a band of unbleached fabric, five or six inches wide, then a row of blocks and a final border of red or yellow would make an interesting quilt. Quilts are enriched by borders as pictures are by frames; and besides, this plain strip allows for a band of fancy quilting.

Fabric Estimate: The Mexican Star quilt may be put together as shown in the sketch so the blocks make an all over pattern. A finished block is about 10 1/2 inches square. Made with 56 blocks, 7 blocks wide and 8 blocks long,a quilt will finish about 14 by 84 inches. (enlarge pattern)

This will require 3 1/4 yards unbleached fabric, 2 yards of red print and4 3/4 yards of yellow, ten yards in all. Allow extra for seams on all blocks.

Click on image to print the 5" block of the The Mexican Star Quilt Pattern.

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